NIN shows “will begin this summer, followed by a full-on arena tour of the U.S. this fall, and lots of other dates worldwide to follow through 2014,” Reznor wrote in an official statement.
However, this development should not necessarily surprise those who’ve been following Reznor closely. In a late 2012 interview with Rolling Stone, Renzor said that “there will be new music” from Nine Inch Nails on the way and touring with NIN was a “possibility.”
The new lineup includes Eric Avery of Jane’s Addiction, Adrian Belew of King Crimson and Josh Eustis of Telefon Tel Aviv, as well as previous NIN members Alessandro Cortini and Ilan Rubin. In today’s statement, Reznor pointed to Belew as inspiration for the new tour.
“I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked – which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.”
Meanwhile, Reznor will continue promoting Welcome To Oblivion, the debut album from How To Destroy Angels, a band he shares with wife Mariqueen Maandig and producers Rob Sheridan and Atticus Ross. The band will make several appearances in April including two shows at Coachella. Street date for the album is March 5, available on Columbia Records.